Londoners love being outside in the summer, and food markets offer the chance not only to eat while soaking up the sunshine, but also to fill up on some of the most delicious food in the city at bargain prices.
For foodies considering whether to learn English in London, this is our pick of the best food market experiences in or near the centre of England's capital.
Borough Market - The most famous of all of London’s food markets, Borough Market is also the oldest – having been in operation for 1,000 years! Today, visitors flock to its 100+ stalls, which offer a dazzling selection of gourmet ingredients and freshly cooked food from Britain and around the world.
Camden Market - Those who love vintage clothes, records and knick-knacks will love the huge and colourful Camden Market. And after hours of shopping you can satisfy your hunger with its vast array of cafes, terrace bars, outstanding street food and freshly baked sweet stuff.
Leather Lane Market - In Clerkenwell, in the heart of the City, this foodie paradise offers a buzzing atmosphere and huge variety of meals to try – from Vietnamese and Korean to Jamaican and Spanish. The competition between the many stalls means the quality is excellent and prices reasonable.
Maltby Street Market - Tucked away beneath the railway arches in Bermondsey, Maltby Street Market is like Borough Market without the crowds. Under quintessential British bunting, street food vendors serve up meals for every taste, and there’s plenty of opportunities for free sampling too!
Berwick Street Market - This colourful market in the heart of Soho is one of London’s oldest, and finest, street food experiences. Come and try everything, from Egyptian to Mexican to Caribbean, and don’t leave without buying wonderful fruit, veg and flowers to take home.
If all this tempts you to learn English in London, check out International House London – one of the most prestigious language schools in the UK, located in the heart of this amazing, food-loving city.